established in Worcester. Her mother, Anne Maria (Stevens)
Powers, was descended from an old and influential family of
Townsend, Mass., which had a high reputation for musical
ability and intellectual culture, and her father lived and died on
the place where several generations of the name had lived.
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The Stevens family have been prominent in the history of the
Baptist Church in this country. Solomon Stevens ( 1769) was
one of the pioneer Baptists, and when the church was still small
and weak his home was headquarters for the preachers. His
son John was one of the founders of the Baptist college in
Granville, Ohio (now Denison University), and was its Presi-
dent till he was past eighty. He was also editor of a Baptist
paper. Dr. John Stevens' eldest son, William A. Stevens, is
now Professor of New Testament Interpretation in Rochester
Cora entered the Oread in 1871, and was a boarding pupil
in 1872-73. She says, "I have lived nearly all my life in the
little village of Saundersville in the southeast part of the beau-
tiful town of Grafton."
She was married in December, 1887, to Frederick A. Dodge
of Sutton, who is now engaged in the grain business, having
a mill at Saundersville, and a wholesale and retail store at
Woonsocket, R. I. He has been a warden and lay-reader in St.
John's Episcopal Church, Sutton. Their children are : Chester
Arthur, born August 21, 1890, and Leslie Powers, born June
24, 1894. Chester is now in the High School and Leslie is in
the fifth grade.
Airs. Dodge is active in charitable work connected with the
West Congregational Church of Grafton, and is a member of
the Woman's Club of Millbury.
Address : Airs. Frederick A. Dodsre, Saundersville. Mass.
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Lucie D. Pratt was born November 4, 1848, at Royalston,
Mass., and was the daughter of Daniel and Bathsheba (Delvey)
Pratt. She attended the Oread in 1865, studied and taught
a few years and later was employed in a straw shop. At
Petersham, November 13, 1878, she was married to Edwin L.
Taft, a provision dealer. She is engaged in church work.
Address : Mrs. Edwin L. Taft, Station A, Gardner, Mass.
Marian E. Pratt, who attended the Oread in 1868, was born
in Worcester September 1, 1852, the daughter of Samuel A.
and Elizabeth L. (Whitney) Pratt. She was married to
Harlan B. Pierce, a commercial traveler, November 18, 1869,
in Worcester. They have had four children : Lizzie H., born
September 22, 1870, was married to Edwin W. Higgins ; Alice
M., born September 22, 1875, was married to Fred W. Greene;
Maud E., born February 28, 1877, died May 31, 1894; Dwight
S., born April 24, 1885, is in the Worcester County Institution
Address: Mrs. Harlan B. Pierce, 257 Lincoln St., Worcester.
Sarah Elizabeth Quimby, daugh-
ter of Horace A. and Martha Mor-
gan ( Sanborn) Quimby. was born
at Lyndon, Yt., March 14, 1859.
Through her grandfather, Caleb Gil-
a man, who was in the battle of Ben-
*f nington under General Stark, she is
eligible to membership in the asso-
ciation of the D. A. R. She entered
the ( )read in September, 1878, and
left in June, 1879. She was married
(in January 2T,, 1884, to John Petti-
grew, a member of the Boston
Mrs. John Pettigrew, 138 Pearl St., Springfield,
Abby Elizabeth Redding, daughter of John and Abigail
(McCrillis) Redding, was born in Grafton, Mass., August
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She was a pupil at the Oread from September, 1867. until
December, 1868. She was married in January, 1869, to John H.
Clough of Kennebunk. Me., and 1>v this marriage had one son.
born April 3, 1870, who died June 2"j of the same year. Mr.
Clough died in 1872.
For ten years, beginning in 1872, Mrs. Clough taught in the
Worcester schools, being for nine years Principal of Sycamore
Street School. On August 22, 1882, she was married to Jerome
Marble. Mr. Marble was for fifty years in the paints and oils
business, but is now retired.
For ten or twelve years Mr. and Mrs. Marble have made
annual trips to the West, often to the Pacific coast. Descrip-
tions of their experiences have been contributed by Mrs. Marble
Address: Mrs. Jerome Marble. 2$ Harvard St., Worcester.
A. Josie Reed, the daughter of George A. and Susan Maria
(Gurney) Reed, was born in 1855 in South Abington. Mass.
She is a direct descendant of Francis Cook, who came to this
country in the Mayflower, and is a Daughter of the American
Revolution, her great-great-grandfather having served in the
Miss Reed came to the Oread in 1872 and left in 1874. She
was married in 1875, in South Abington, to Elmer Whiting
Noyes, a grocer, and has since made her home in Whitman.
Mass., where her only daughter, Louie Josephine, was born in
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1883. Louie is a high school graduate, and has also studied at
Lasell Seminary, Auburndale, Mass. She is at present taking
a musical course' under Arthur Foote of Boston.
Address : Mrs. Elmer W. Noyes, Whitman, Mass.
May Robinson entered the Oread in 1874, and remained there
for three years. She was born at Amherst, Mass., January 21,
1859, and died April 16, 1893, at Thomaston, Me.
Her father was Ferdinand Robinson, a descendant of George
Robinson, one of the original settlers of Rehoboth, Mass. Her
mother was Emeline (Kellogg) Robinson, a descendant of
Joseph Kellogg, who was an early settler of Iladley, Mass.
After leaving the < )read Miss Robinson spent one year at
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Baltimore, Md., with her sister, the wife of Rev. J. O. Peck,
D.D., where she continued the study of French, music and
painting. She also spent a year in Chicago, where she pur-
sued the same studies, and later took up painting in Xew
She was married in Worcester at her father's home, Septem-
ber 7, 1881, to John Creighton of Thomaston, Me. They lived
in Thomaston until 1885, and then moved to Brooklyn, X. Y.
In 1889 they returned to Thomaston, where Mr. Creighton
entered the firm of J. A. Creighton & Co., lime burners.
Emilie Creighton, their only child, was born at Thomaston,
Me., April 9, 1883. She attended the public schools and was
prepared for college at the Mary A. Burnham School in
Northampton, Mass. She graduated from Smith in 1904.
Mrs. Creighton was very active in church and benevolent
work, and in whatever sphere of life she moved, she was most
efficient and her influence was helpful.
Ella Frances Ross, who attended the Oread from 1867 to
1869, was born at Xatick, R. I., June 9, 1849, hex parents being
Captain William R. Ross, whose place of birth was Chepachet,
R. I., and Juliette W. Warner of Plainfield, Conn. Mrs. Ross
was a direct descendant of the famous Revolutionary General,
Xathanael Greene, and of Roger Williams. Captain Ross was
one of the early gold seekers in California, having gone there
by way of the Isthmus of Panama. At the time of the Rebellion
he enlisted in the Rhode Island cavalry, expecting to be sent
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south, but the government was in need of this branch of the ser-
vice to quell the frequent raids of Indians from across the Cana-
dian border in the northwest, so Captain Ross and his Rhode
Island troop were sent there. They did valiant service, and soon
captured the chiefs who were the leaders in these raids, taking
them to St. Louis, Mo., where they were tried and hanged.
In 1874 Captain Ross and his family removed from their old
home at Natick to Chicago. There in 1876 their daughter,
Ella, became acquainted with Mr. Edward C. Brenan, to whom
she was married on September 13, 1877. Mr. Brenan has for
several years been engaged in the insurance business in that
city as representative of one of the prominent Massachusetts
companies. He enjoys an enviable position in Masonic circles.
They have two children : a son, Charles Heath, aged nineteen,
and a daughter, Frances McBeath, aged fifteen.
Address: Mrs. Edward C. Brenan, 1007 West Adams St.,
Abbie S. Russell, daughter of George and Mary S. (Childs)
Russell, came to the Oread from East Deering, Me., in January,
1878. She remained there as a pupil until June of the same
year, and the next year, 1878-79, held the position of teacher at
the Oread. She gave instruction in the English branches.
She was born May 15, 185 1, at Pembroke, Me. After leaving
the ( )read she taught for two years, from the fall of 1879 to
the spring of t88i, the second year holding the position of
Preceptress in Hebron Academy, Hebron, Me. Since 1881
she has lived at home. From 1883 till 1888 she was State
Secretary of the Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society
in Maine. She is a member of the Woman's Literary Union
of Portland, and a member of the Anne Hathaway Club. Miss
Russell still lives in her early borne, but East Deering has been
annexed to Portland.
Address: 20 Veranda St., Portland, Me.
Marianne Russell, daughter of William L. and Mary Ann
1 Warren ) Russell, was born at I'.arre, Mass., March 28, 1850.
Her father was graduated from Harvard College in i8_>(>,
practiced medicine in I'.arre and lived to lie nearly one hundred.
She attended the < >read from 1X07 to [868. She was married
in I'.arre. |nne 21, [880, to |. ('. Bartholomew, a merchant, who
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has held the office of Town Clerk for fifteen years, and oi
Collector and Treasurer for ten years. Mrs. Bartholomew has
been interested in the Ladies' Benevolent Society (now the
Woman's Alliance) connected with the Unitarian Church, and
has been its Treasurer for twenty-three years.
Address: Mrs. J. C. Bartholomew, Barre, Mass.
H. Louisa Sabin, who attended the Oread from September,
1873. till the spring" of 1874, was born in Millbury, Mass.,
November 23, 1853. Her parents were George and Hannah T.
(Waters) Sabin. On the maternal side she traces her ancestry
to a member of the Waters family who came from England in
1632 and settled in Salem. Her mother's great-grandfather
settled in Millbury before 1700. She was married at Millbury
to Rev. George A. Putnam, on June 23, 1881, and has as pastor's
wife been actively interested in church and missionary work.
Address: Mrs. George A. Putnam, Millbury, Mass.
Anna Sargent, the daughter of Nelson Sargent of Brattle-
boro, Yt., and his wife, Nancy Ann Page of Keene, N. H.,
was born November 6, 1849, at Newton, Mass. On her father's
side she is descended from Digby Sargent, an early pioneer of
She attended the Oread from 1865 to 1868. Since leaving
school she has lived a busy life. She has been a professional
singer and a teacher of music, as well as for many years an
actress in the legitimate drama. She now lives on her farm,
two miles from Sarcoxie, Mo., to the superintending of which
she wholly devotes herself.
Address : Sarcoxie, Mo.
Ella F. and Lizzie M. Sayles were daughters of Sabin L.
and Deborah Ann (Mitchell) Sayles of Killingly, Conn., and
entered the Oread in 1868. They were pupils there until 1873.
Ella was married in Killingly, May 14, 1879, to Charles A.
Russell, Yale 1873. Mr. Russell was prepared for college by
Harris R. Greene. He was for some years engaged in editorial
work, being on the staff of the Worcester Press, and later of
the Worcester Spy, but in 1879 went into business with the hrm
of Sabin L. Savles Co., manufacturers of woolen °'oods. He
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served in the state legislature in 1883, and in 1885-87 was
Secretary of the State. He was elected member of Coneress
for eight successive terms, and had been nominated for a ninth
term at the time of his death, October 23, 1902.
Mrs. Russell has two children : Sabin Sayles, born October
23, 1883, and Deborah, born February 28, 1889, both in Kil-
linglv. Sabin is in the Yale Law School.
Lizzie was married to William F. Bidwell.
Mrs. Russell and Mrs. Bidwell both live in Killingly, Conn.
Nellie M. Sayles, daughter of Albert L. and Fannie Jane
(Warner) Sayles, was born November 30, 1857, at Pascoag,
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R. I. She was at the Oread from 1871 to 1874 or 1875. She
was married at Pascoag, R. I., in October, 1876, to William
A. Jenks, a manufacturer of woolen cloth. She is actively
interested in such forms of educational and charitable work as
come within her power to help.
Address: Mrs. William A. Jenks. Warren. Mass.
Alice Scott, who attended the Oread from 1873 to 1875, was
born in Worcester, December 16, 1858. Her father, David
Scott, was by birth a Scotchman. Her mother, who before her
marriage was Lucinda H. Fay of Princeton, is a descendant of
John White of England.
Miss Scott has lived quietly at home since leaving school,
devoting herself entirely to the care of her mother, with whom
she has spent much time traveling".
Address : 1 Schiissler Road, Worcester.
Helen Browning Segar, daughter of William Francis and
Mary Ann (Browning) Segar, was born at Wyoming, R. L,
September 2, 1852. She entered the Oread September 2, 1867,
and left in June, 1868. She afterwards spent two and one-
half years at East Greenwich Academy, R. L, graduating in
1871. May 23, 1878, she was married, at Providence, R. L, to
George Owen Lathrop, Secretary of the Fall River Bleachery
Company. Her children are : Francis Owen, born October 6,
1879, at Fall River, and Agnes Segar, born June 22, 1884, also
at Fall River. Francis was graduated from Williams College in
the class of 1901, and Agnes entered W r ells College in Sep-
Address: Mrs. George Owen Lathrop, 71 Belmont St..
Fall River, Mass.
Harriette Anna Shattuck was born in Peppered , Mass., Sep-
tember 14, 1855. Her father's name was Samuel Peppered
Shattuck, and her mother's name before her marriage, Mary
Lucinda Shattuck. Her father was descended from the
vounger and her mother from the elder branch of the Shattuck
family. Harriette's first ancestor on her mother's side was
William Shattuck. His son John was an officer in King Philip's
W r ar and died in the service. His son Tohn, w ho had moved
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from Pepperell to Groton, was killed there by Indians in May,
1709, together with his eldest son. A great-aunt of Miss
Shattuck. Prudence Wright, won fame for herself in Revolu-
tionary times by acting as captain of a company of women who.
at Jewett's Bridge, captured a Tory, Leonard Whiting, and took
from him papers which he was carrying from Canada to the
British in Boston — this in the absence of their husbands and
brothers who had gone with Colonel Prescott to Lexington to
take part in the memorable battle of the 19th of April.
Samuel P. Shattuck, Harriette's father, was Colonel of the
Fifth Massachusetts Regiment of State Militia, and in 1861
represented his district in the general court.
Harriette was a pupil at the Oread in 1872-73. She was
married in Pepperell on May 9, 1897, to Augustus D. Phelps,
Agent for the Massachusetts Cattle Bureau. She has no chil-
dren of her own, but has cared for one adopted daughter,
Agnes Gertrude Phelps, who is a graduate of the Pepperell
High School and of Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass.
Mrs. Phelps is a member of the Prudence Wright Chapter
of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Address : Mrs. Augustus D. Phelps, Pepperell, Mass.
Katie L. Sheldon attended the Oread about 1871. She was
the daughter of Horace Sheldon, a dry goods merchant of Wor-
cester, and was married to Walter Spellman of Providence.
She is no longer living.
Mary M. Sherman, who entered the Oread in September,
1864, was the daughter of William X. and Mary M. (Bliss)
Sherman. William N. Sherman was a prominent man in Green-
wich, R. I. His father, Nathaniel Sherman, was descended
from the same family as General William T. Sherman and
lion. John Sherman, Secretary of State under President
McKinley. Her mother was a lineal descendant of Thomas
Bliss, an officer under Gates in the Northern Continental Army
of 1777, and of Judge John Holbrook, a man of historic import-
ance in Abington, Conn., and, as a member of the famous
Choate family, is a descendant of royalty.
Mary was born December 29, 1844, in Wickford, R. I. ( )n
October 30, 1872, she was married, at Greenwich, R. I.,
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to John A. Mead, AT. I)., a descendant of John I lowland, the
Mayflower Pilgrim, whose family dates back to William the
Conqueror. Colonel James Mead, one of his paternal ances-
tors, was the first white man to settle in the town of
Rutland, Yt. Dr. Mead is President of the Howe Scale Com-
pany, was elected to the State Senate in 1892, was the first
Mayor of Rutland, Yt., and has occupied the position of Presi-
dent, Yice-President, Treasurer, or
Director of various important busi-
ness, political, and educational in-
terests of Rutland.
They have one daughter, Mary
Sherman, born at Rutland, October
12. 1878. She was educated at the
Ogontz School for Young Ladies,
near Philadelphia, Pa., and at Anne
Brown's School, Fifth Ave., New
York. She is a charter member of
Mercy Holmes Mead Chapter of
the Children of the American Revo-
lution, which is named after her
ancestress, also of the Ann Story Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, and is their Corresponding Secretary.
She is Secretary and Treasurer of the Progressive Shakesperian
Club, and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower
Descendants, of the Yermont Colonial Dames, and of The Fort-
nightly, a literary society connected with her church. She was
married June 25, 1902, to Carl Bingham Hinsman, Yice-
President of the Howe Scale Company.
Mrs. Mead has been President of the Progressive Shakes-
perian Club, President of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Y. M.
C. A. for seven years, and. for the past six years. Treasurer of
the Ladies' Hospital Aid Association. She is a member of the
National Society of Colonial Dames, and is Yice-President of
the Y'ermont Chapter. She is also an active member of The
Fortnightly, and has served on its committees. She has written
many club papers, a number of which have been published.
Address: Mrs. John A. Mead. The Homestead, 36 Wash-
ington St.. Rutland, Yt.
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Mary E. Shippee entered the Oread in 1876. Her father's
name was Horace J. Shippee and her mother's name Mary < i.
Wiehtman. Her ancestors were English and settled in Rhode
Island at a very early date. She was born in Wickford, R. I.
Her life since she finished her school course has been chiefly
taken up with domestic duties. She is active in church work.
Address: P. O. Box 160, Wickford, R. I.
Adelia A. Smith, who attended the Oread in 1872 and 1873,
was born in Brandon, Yt., in 1852, the daughter of D. Carlos
and Mahala A. (Ketcham) Smith. Since leaving school she
has lived a quiet life at her home in West Brattleboro, Yt.
Abbie Josephine Smith, daughter
of George and Eunice (Garfield)
Smith, was born June 30, 1855, at
Westminster, Mass. She was at the
Oread for three years, entering in
1 87 1. After leaving the Oread she
was housekeeper for her father, as
her health permitted, until his death,
April 5, 1888. December 17. 1888,
she entered the Training School for
Nurses at the City Hospital in Wor-
cester, graduating three years later.
She is now a professional nurse.
Address : 715 a Union St., Seattle, Wash.
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Carrie Wheaton Smith, daughter of Edwin and Hannah E.
( Jenckes) Smith, was born in North Grafton, Mass., and was
a pupil at the Oread in 1871-72.
On her father's side she is descended from Robert Smith,
who came to America in 1718, and settled in Palmer. Mass., in
1728; also from the White and Draper families, who came from
Yorkshire. England, before 1650. and settled in Roxbury and
Dedham, Mass., both families removing later to Spencer, Mass.
On her mother's side she is descended from Captain John Smith
and his wife. Sarah Hopkins, who was a cousin of Stephen
Hopkins, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The
Smith and Hopkins families were among the early settlers of
Rhode Island, and their descendants were early located in
Scituate, R. I. Her mother was also descended from Richard
Bowen. an early settler of Rehoboth. Mass.. who came from
Among her ancestors were three who took part in the \\ ar
of the Revolution, Lieutenant James Smith of Palmer and
Sergeant William White of Spencer, who both fought at the
battle of Lexington, and Lieutenant Jonathan Smith, who fought
at Lexington. Berkeley Heights. Brooklyn, Trenton, Princeton,
and other historic places during his three years' service.
Since leaving school Miss Smith has lived a quiet home life
in Xorth Grafton, Mass., and, for the past fifteen years, in
Providence. R. I.
Address : 35 Princeton Ave.. Providence. R. I.
Mary Etta Smith, who attended the Oread from 1865-68,
was the daughter of James Arnold and Harriet (Lara way)
Smith. Her father was of an English family, prominent in
Revolutionary service, and her mother was of French Hugue-
not descent. She was married at Boulder, Colo., December
20, 1883, to Frank Hale Stickney, President of the Farmers'
National Bank. Longmont, Colo.
Mrs. Stickney is the author of '"Brown of Lost River,"
"The Old Silver Trail." and many short stories and poems.
Address : Mrs. Frank H. Stickney, Longmont, Colo.
Belle Southwick, daughter of Emory S. and Sarah A. ( Fitts^
Southwick. was born in Charlton, Mass.. Mav 20, 1861. She
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entered the Oread in 1878, later attended the State Normal
School in Rhode Island and taught in that state till her mar-
riage in 1886, at Woonsocket, R. I., to Leander E. D. Fuller,
a stationary engineer. Her only child, a son, Clarence Leroy,
born in Taunton in 1887, is now studying steam and electrical
Address: Airs. Leander E. D. Fuller, 161 West Britannia
St., Taunton, Mass.
Agnes Isabel Spencer was born at East Haddam, Conn.,
February 17, 1861. Her father, Roswell Doane Spencer, is a
descendant of John Doane, and of Nathaniel Spencer, who with
his wife, Lydia, emigrated from England about 1777. Her
mother, Mary Helen Mather, is a lineal descendant of Rev.
Richard Mather of Dorchester, Mass., and her maternal grand-
mother a lineal descendant of Reginald Foster of Ipswich, Mass.,
and of Captain Miles Standish.
Agnes was at the Oread from January, 1877, ^ June, 1879.
On June 14, 1899, she was married at Thompsonville, Conn.,
to James Hope Bissland, an electro-plater. Their only son,
James Flope Bissland, Jr., was born July 25. 1901, at West-
Mrs. Bissland has been associated with the work of the
W. C. T. U.
Address: Mrs. James il. Bissland, 183 Main St., West-
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Josephine Chase Spinney, nee Chase, was the daughter of
Hezekiah and Dolly Sargent (Gardner) Chase, and was horn
August 28, 1847. in Danbury, X. H. Her ancestry makes
her eligible to the Xational Society of the Daughters of the
She attended the Oread during the year 1874-75, having
been married before that, on July 11. 1872, at Charlestown.
Mass., to Rev. E. C. Spinney. As Mr. Spinney desired to do
further work in theology, he returned in 1874 to the Newton
Theological Seminary, where he had formerly studied for one
year, while Mrs. Spinney took up
special work during the interval at
the Oread, and in Boston. After
this Mr. Spinney was pastor at the
Pleasant Street Baptist Church in
Concord. X. H., until his health
failed, and he was compelled to seek
a western climate. His next pastor-
ate was at the First Baptist Church
in Burlington, Iowa. He was after-
wards President of the Institute
there, and Mrs. Spinney was the
Preceptress. Mr. Spinney's health
again failing, he went South, and remained there two years, but
not fully recovering was compelled to give up the ministry.
He is at present President of the Bankers' Union of the World
They have two daughters: Maude Josephine, born in Con-
cord, X. H.. July 2. 1877. is a skilled musician, having grad-
uated from two conservatories, and is also a graduate of the
State University at Lincoln. Neb. ; Blanche Gardner, born June
11, 1882. at Burlington, Iowa, is now studying at Leland Stan-
ford University in California. IUanche has contributed articles
for magazines and periodicals.
Besides teaching at the Burlington Collegiate Institute, Mrs.